In 1999, the New Mexico Outstanding Community Development Service Award was named to honor the career achievements of then Deputy Director of Local Government Division, Joe Guillen. For 27 years, Mr. Guillen worked tirelessly on behalf of municipalities, counties, and special districts statewide to assist with infrastructure planning and to provide technical assistance to elected and appointed officials. Nominations should be made for individuals whose work has been dedicated to the service of New Mexico communities, and whose efforts have provided a vision for the long-term sustainability and health of the community.


  • Nominee information should be documented on the Joe Guillen Award Nomination Form. Note: The nomination form for the selected honoree will be used to introduce and recognize the recipient at the Awards Brunch.
  • Nomination deadline is August 15, 2016.


  • There will be one recipient of the Joe Guillen Award.
  • Nominations will be evaluated and recipient selected by the IFC Planning Committee.

Joe Guillen Award Form

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